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Curriculum for Excellence

Children and young people's rights and entitlements are central to Scotland's curriculum and every child and young person is entitled to experience:

  • a curriculum which is coherent from 3 – 18.

  • a Broad General Education (BGE) including well planned experiences and outcomes across all the curriculum areas from early years through to S3.  This includes understanding the world, Scotland's place in it and the environment, referred to as Learning for Sustainability.

  • a Senior Phase after S3, which provides opportunities to attain and achieve, including to study for qualifications, awards, and other planned activities to develop the four capacities.

  • opportunities for developing skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work.

  • opportunities to maximise their individual potential, benefitting from appropriate personal support and challenge.

  • support to help them move into positive and sustained destinations beyond school.​


At the SCCMI, we are confident that a holistic approach to delivering the Curriculum is the most beneficial for our learners.  Our multidisciplinary staff team work collaboratively to plan learning in line with Curriculum for Excellence.  When planning for learning at Broad General Education (BGE), our teachers and early years practitioners work to develop creative and innovative methods to deliver the curriculum with our therapists further enabling through their skills and expertise.  Learning and therapy planning is continually assessed and responsive to each child’s needs.  This results in rich experiences which develop their decision making, communication, life skills, learning, interpersonal skills, personal care, independence and accessing the community, providing opportunities for them to be:

  • Successful learners

  • Confident Individuals

  • Responsible citizens

  • Effective contributors

Due to the complexities of learners within our School, our classes may look different.  We are sensitive to the differing needs of our learners and create opportunities for them to work within different groupings. We take into consideration their chronological age while at other times working with children who are at a similar developmental stage.  This develops a deep sense of self-worth and pride in their achievements.


Our yearly calendar of events provides wider achievement celebrations when our children raise money for charities, learn about local, national, and global issues.  We welcome visiting music specialists, such as Nordoff Robbins to provide music therapy and services including Therapets.

We have very high ambitions for all!


BGE consists of 8 curriculum areas, which are:

  • Expressive arts

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Languages

  • Mathematics

  • Religious and moral education

  • Sciences

  • Social Studies

  • Technologies

Senior Phase packages are developed around the individuals strengths and interests, this includes opportunities to develop independent living skills.

RSHP resource network 

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